Bali plastic reduction - Bali's contribution to world wide plastic reduction

To reduce Bali plastic waste the Denpasar city government will ban the use of plastic bags in modern shops, stores, shopping centers, and traditional markets from 1 January 2019 onwards. 


Borobudur stupa - Borobudur in line for UNESCO rankAfter being included in the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, now the Borobudur temple is in line to enter the Memory of the World list. Submissions to enter the Memory of the World list were carried out one year ago and the decision will be made between 27 October and 3 November 2018.


Festival Kampong Cempluk MalangAt Kampung Cempluk Festival in Malang city cultural arts are shown,including Barong Singo Art, Pencak Silat, Kuda Lumping and AndeAndeLumut. The Festival will be held from 23 September 2018 to 27 September 2017. “Entrance” is for free.



Malang heritage at Museum MPU PURWA MalangMalang city finally has its own museum for heritage objects. Malang heritage museum - MPU PURWA Museum - has a collection of various statues, inscriptions and artifacts of ancient Javanese kingdoms, including the kingdoms of Tumapel, Kanjuruhan, Kediri, Singasari and Majapahit. 


Madura bull racing: a jockey with his bulls at the karapan sapi in MaduraMadura bull racing are held every year at the end of August and early September on the island of Madura, East Java. The finals take place at the end September or October in Pamekasan.


Travel by public transport from Probolinggo to Cemara Lawang - the bus, photo by Kompasiana.comOn a budget? Travel by public transport to mount Bromo. It might seem a bit of a hassle. But if you go with the flow, you will be all right. It will cost about IDR 200,000 from Surabaya to Cemara Lawang village.


Running last part to Ngudel beach as part of training for the Bromo marathon 2018, group picture - Malang regency, East Java, Indonesia

Smartine team camped on Ngudel beach. Team building as well as preparations for the 10 km run at Bromo, 23 September 2018.
Watch our video! And get an impression of Malang's exotic beaches.

Paragliding in Batu - mount Banyak, Malang, East JavaStaying in Malang? Traveling to Malang? There are plenty of reasons to stay longer than just one night. One of the reasons could be Batu. Check out these jolly fun activities. Not yet famous....

Tutul shark in the background of this Selfie - Bentar beach, Probolinggo, East JavaSwimming together. Or just looking. The Tutul sharks swim at Java's northeast coast from January till April. About 50 sharks. How many you will see depends on your luck.

Mount Bromo - regular day during the raining seasonThe raining season offers awe-inspiring scenes, if you are ready for an adventure... Meet the raining season from October or November till about March. As actually no one recommends to travel during the wet season, I certainly can..... Here is why.

Kasada festival at mount Bromo is also held in 2017The offering as part of the Yadnya Kasada Festival is held around 7, 8 or 9 July 2017. The Yadnya Kasada festival lasts about a month. On the fourteenth day of the Kasada month according to the traditional Hindu lunar calender, the Tenggerese make the journey to Mt. Bromo and offer rice, fruits, vegetables, flowers and livestock.

Cultural heritage tour by Pauline van Roosmalen - Java"Traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past. It includes cultural, historic, and natural resources." That is the definition of heritage tourism.

Waterfalls in Malang city and regency - East JavaIn the surroundings of Malang & Batu there are many waterfalls. As many as 27 are visitable, some are easily accessible while others are a little harder too reach. But, certainly there are many more waterfalls which aren't "unearthed" yet. Take some time, travel slowly, get to know Malang, its inhabitants, nature and culture.

Kampong Warna-Warni in Malang - a tourist's destinationOnce a slum, now a colorful tourist destination: Jodipan. Jodipan is an area in Malang caught between the railroad, the river Brantas and the main road Jl. Gatot Subroto. All houses are coloured and many houses are ornamented with paintings by artists. It was a student's initiative.

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